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Spokane Shadow Clinch Back-to-Back EPL Titles

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With a win over Bellingham the Spokane Shadow clinch the EPL Title. With a win over Bellingham the Spokane Shadow clinch the EPL Title.

Spokane, 10-1-2, clinched a repeat of the Evergreen Premier League title in Bellingham with the victory and will celebrate the championship next Saturday in Spokane when it plays Olympic Force in the season finale at Spokane Falls CC. Kickoff at 7:00. 

The victory also completed the team's second consecutive campaign without suffering a defeat on the road, going 6-0-1 away from home again. The team is a combined 20-3-4 over two years in the league. 

The Shadow took the lead in the 24th when Conner Bevans drove into the right side of the area and was dragged down in the box. Nick Hamer converted the penalty. 

The hosts had their first good look four minutes later but saw it deflect high. Six minutes into the second half they nearly tied it up on a corner, but Tony Watters punched the ball over the bar. 

Seven minutes later the Shadow added some insurance when Colin Shockman deftly slipped the ball inside to Adam Talley, who was all alone behind the defense on a diagonal run. He rounded the goalkeeper and finishes into the empty net from 17 yards. Shockman, usually a defender, was playing up in the attack after moments earlier switched positions with fellow defender Brady Ulen, who started the half up top. 

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